Unfortunately, finding free Wi-Fi hot spots isn't always easy. Spending just a few dollars a day for Wi-Fi access can add up pretty quickly and shoot a hole in your budget.
With the right tools, however, you'll never be too far from a free hot spot. You might have to walk another block or two, but the money you'll save will be worth it.
You may even find a new favorite coffee shop or restaurant! Just remember to stay safe. You want to turn off file sharing and be smart about mobile banking and shopping. Click here for ways to use public Wi-Fi safely.
1. Think outside the Wi-Fi box
Everyone knows they can get free Wi-Fi at McDonald's and Starbucks. But if you're trying to cut back on fries and cappuccinos, there are unexpected places you can try.